The Channel Islands National Park in Ventura is less than twenty miles from Willow's Cottage. The Professor and I went to the visitors center to document the distance and to investigate what is there.
We found an islands native plant display just outside the entrance
and an interactive tide pool inside.
We walked across the street to view the entrance to Ventura Harbour.
Since it was late afternoon, the shore birds were gathering to watch the sunset
and grab a quick snack in the sand.